Afrotropical Gracillariidaeby Jurate De Prins - Royal Museum for Central Africa
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We cordially thank our lepidopterist colleagues, who have assisted us during the preparation of the present checklist by providing the specimens collected by themselves in the Afrotropical Region or loans of specimens under their care as well as other special assistance or information:
- Barbara Dombrowsky and Martin Krüger - The Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
- Leif Aarvik - Zoological Museum of Oslo
- David Agassiz, Gaden Robinson and Campbell Smith - The Natural History Museum, of London
- Cees Gielis and Erik van Nieukerken - Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, Leiden
- Bernard Landry - Musée d'Histoire naturelle de Genève
- Joel Minet - Musée national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
- Lászlo Gozmány, Lászlo Ronkay and Andras Kun - Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
- Ole Karsholt and Knud Larsen - Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen
- Wanja Kinuthia and Koen Maes - National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi
- Sjaak Koster and Hugo van der Wolf - Zoological Museum of Amsterdam
- Wolfram Mey - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.
We thank Pierre Viette, Montier en l'Isle, France for the information on the gracillariid species from Madagascar.
We are extremely grateful to Lajos Vári - The Transvaal Museum, Pretoria for providing the encouraging stimulus for the Afrotropical Gracillariidae studies, kindly reading the Preliminary Checklist and giving very valuable comments.
We thank Ugo Dall'Asta - Royal Museum for Central Africa, for his generous support during the course of the project and for being a patient companion during the field trips.
The grant for the research program "Innovative studies of Microlepidoptera" from Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (DWTC) is greatly acknowledged.
We are grateful to Willem Ellis and Godard Tweehuysen, Library of the Dutch Entomological Society, Amsterdam as well as Aurel Vande Walle, Entomological Library of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels for their help in searching many bibliographical references.
We also thank Jean Baltus and the Metafro team for giving the Afrotropical Gracillariidae website a new structure and new look in 2005.
Finally, we are grateful to Marc De Meyer - Royal
Museum for Central Africa, for his belief in the value of the present
Checklist and suggesting some valuable improvements.